Tag: organic farming

New Friends and Birthdays

Recently Ragnar the Rooster made his way into our flock of chickens, not in the usual way of hatching, arriving as a chick, or being purchased. No, one day he arrived via box left at the end of our property. I have been wanting… Continue Reading “New Friends and Birthdays”

Melting

Day by day the snow is quickly leaving. Birds now go out during the day While two dogs keep an eye out for winged and four legged predators Garlic is popping up through the soil And several rows of potatoes have been planted. The… Continue Reading “Melting”

A little green

As I sit here and sip warm tea from my mug, enjoying the last of the natural heat coming from the greenhouse on this warm 48 degree day, I am ready to admit that I miss the warm sunshine and the green grass. Yes,… Continue Reading “A little green”

For now

This August we are having our first annual screen free month. Our only form of communication with the outside world will be in phone calls, snail mail, or good old fashioned visiting. We have long talked about cutting back on screens, which is hard… Continue Reading “For now”

Staying cool

Leif is back to his normal, crazy self. He has been spending his afternoons swimming in the lake. I’m looking forward to my back being healed so I might join him. We don’t have air conditioning at our house, the lake has been our… Continue Reading “Staying cool”

Lazy Crazy Hazy Days of Summer!

School is out and just like that I have a 3rd grader and a 7th grade! Don’t let my girls sign fool you, she’s moving on up. She has had quite the school year and due to her academic achievements, she is bypassing sixth… Continue Reading “Lazy Crazy Hazy Days of Summer!”

Sheep and Gardens

Don’t get too excited, it isn’t what you think. Believe me when I say, that I want this title to be about my very own sheep. Alas, the sheep in which my title refers is to all the beautiful sheep that I saw Mother’s… Continue Reading “Sheep and Gardens”

Warm

The temperature is slowly warming up and everyone is making their way outside. Though they are now back in the chicken wagon, we fenced off the back end of the greenhouse and let the girls out to stretch and scratch and enjoy the sunshine.… Continue Reading “Warm”

New babies

We have been hit with the flu, school has been missed, and house work has been ignored. We’ve spent our time cuddled under blankets with books and “pizza” Or consuming large amounts of coffee to get us through the day We won’t let it… Continue Reading “New babies”

The wheel isn’t turning

And that is because my spinning wheel broke today, I am hoping that it is an easy fix because I was in the middle of plying this gorgeous romney I blended together. I have been having so much fun blending batts lately, I wanted… Continue Reading “The wheel isn’t turning”